The British government announced Monday that it will no longer be using the term "War on Terror" because it gives disparate militant groups
April 18, 2007

colbert-branding.jpg The British government announced Monday that it will no longer be using the term "War on Terror" because it gives disparate militant groups a shared identity (ya know, something that may "embolden" them). Similarly, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton announced two weeks ago that the phrase will be stricken from committee budget documents. On "The Report" last night, Stephen explained that the "War on Terror" is more than just a phrase...

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The "War on Terror" is more than just a phrase; it's a brand with a reputation and a track record. Sure we're fighting a slew of different enemies and maybe using the phrase "War on Terror" unites them and dignifies what is essentially a criminal cause into a pan-Arab nationalist struggle, but what would this limey she-male have us call the War on Terror instead?!?

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